Troop 51 was established in 1960 and has been chartered by St. Jude parish ever since. To view the list of Eagle Scouts through Troop 51 over the years, click on the Eagle Scout List to the left, in the navigation pane.

Troop Meetings are on Monday nights from 7 pm to 8 pm year round at the Family Youth Center.  There are a few breaks for major holidays and during summer camp. The main activities include weekend and weeklong camping, troop lock-in, Game Day, working on merit badges, and more.  We encourage the scouts to be creative in thinking of fun activity ideas to take part in throughout the year.


Once a new scout joins, the youth and adult leaders will help new scouts complete advancements and will let the parents know if something needs to be done at home.  Typically we try and have a new scout achieve the following ranks within the first year of joining.

  • Scout rank within 1 month
  • Tenderfoot rank within 3 months
  • Second Class rank within 6 months
  • First Class rank within 12 months

Achieving the remaining ranks to Eagle will rely heavily on merit badge completions and service hours.

Bridging from Cub Scouts?     One of the biggest differences from transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is that the scouts must start to learn to be more independent. They will be challenged within their first few years to work on building their maturity and understanding the importance of things such as accountability, respect, leadership, and more. The biggest difference is that Boy Scouts is more of a “Boy Led” group rather than “Adult Led”.  New scouts advance by attending meetings, activities, and camping.  Older scouts advance by being youth leaders, completing merit badges, and service hours.


Fundraising is the primary revenue for the troop.  Some of our fundraisers have been through selling popcorn and a St. Jude Fish Fry.  We staff a booth at the St. Jude Festival as part of our service to our Charter Organization.

Troop 51 was established in 1960 and has been chartered by St. Jude parish ever since. To view the list of Eagle Scouts through Troop 51 over the years, click on the Eagle Scout List to the left, in the navigation pane.

Troop Meetings are on Monday nights from 7 pm to 8 pm year round at the Family Youth Center.  There are a few breaks for major holidays and during summer camp. The main activities include weekend and weeklong camping, troop lock-in, Game Day, working on merit badges, and more.  We encourage the scouts to be creative in thinking of fun activity ideas to take part in throughout the year.


Once a new scout joins, the youth and adult leaders will help new scouts complete advancements and will let the parents know if something needs to be done at home.  Typically we try and have a new scout achieve the following ranks within the first year of joining.

  • Scout rank within 1 month
  • Tenderfoot rank within 3 months
  • Second Class rank within 6 months
  • First Class rank within 12 months

Achieving the remaining ranks to Eagle will rely heavily on merit badge completions and service hours.

Bridging from Cub Scouts?     One of the biggest differences from transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is that the scouts must start to learn to be more independent. They will be challenged within their first few years to work on building their maturity and understanding the importance of things such as accountability, respect, leadership, and more. The biggest difference is that Boy Scouts is more of a “Boy Led” group rather than “Adult Led”.  New scouts advance by attending meetings, activities, and camping.  Older scouts advance by being youth leaders, completing merit badges, and service hours.


Fundraising is the primary revenue for the troop.  Some of our fundraisers have been through selling popcorn and a St. Jude Fish Fry.  We staff a booth at the St. Jude Festival as part of our service to our Charter Organization.

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